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Saturday, March 7, 2015

a family that does math together…..

Okay- so it was a Kids Tech class on statistics…math is a component- we did percentages, and counting. But today's blog post isn't about that- it is about my joy in having my family with me at work today.  The Works coordinates Kids Tech- 9-12 year olds get to college campus', get into labs- learn and have fun.  The lunch time is usually the "favorite" but I watched the fun happen in the classroom too! Today we were at OSU-N and had a lecture that included great graphics and clickers for polls/answers to make sure we were on track, the kids were getting the topic- they did!  Then after lunch they did stat activities to apply the lessons learned- use it with fun, real life statistical needs. What is the make up of various colors in a bag of skittles!!

So the fun of working at The Works and being at work- I was able to bring the whole family. Peter and Sally enrolled and participated.  They made new friends with kids from all over central Ohio.  They learned about statistic in fun ways on a college campus.  Clare helped and engaged as did Joe.  I took it all in - my family under one roof -helping, connecting, doing, learning.  Life just down the street from Newark-Granville Road was very good today out of 5 out of 5 of us engaged in math today!

It would be fun to have a crystal ball to see into the future. What will the impact of our declared love of math be on our children's futures? Will we have forced it too much? Will Clare be an accountant? We just want them to know it is important and they are capable- very capable- they have Joe's math brain- it comes honestly and can't be ignored. Math is connected to music and art - things I adore and we value in our lives on Newark-Granville Road.  What will the future hold- we don't know. We do know that next week is Pi day- a great one…. can't wait here on Newark-Granville Road.

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